The Greenane Loop is the longer of the two waymarked loops available at Colligan. The walker can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of being in the woods but also observe the expansive views of the surrounding farmland, Dungarvan Harbour and Helvick Head on fine days. Species on this side of the river include; beech, Sitka Spruce, Douglas and Nobel Fir and young oak. The Loop ambles along by the left bank of the Colligan River up to Colligan Bridge. The local forester has installed identification plaques for a range of trees on this section of trail, where there is also a seating area should you wish to take a rest. From here, there is a short walk on the county road from to access the woods at the far side of the river in the townland of Greenane or An Grianán which means 'sunny place'. The main species to be found here is birch, Douglas Fir, Japanese Larch, Western Hemlock and beech. It is a short distance back to the trailhead and car park.
|Trail Name:||Greenane Loop|
|Recreation Site:||Colligan Wood [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Trailhead|
|Time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Easy View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)|
|Trail Way marking:||purple|